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What is PTSD?



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

What is PTSD?

  • Date Created: 04/ 8/2009
  • Credits: ANCC, APA, ASWB, CA BBS
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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What is PTSD? Author(s):

Jessica Hamblen, PhD


The course What is PTSD? provides an overview of PTSD. The author outlines the history of the diagnosis and the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, which includes a detailed description of each symptom cluster.

Prevalence rates, course, comorbidity, and risk factors for both civilian and veteran populations are reported from the National Comorbidity Study and other recent investigations.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Describe the diagnostic criteria for PTSD
  2. Describe the prevalence, consequences, and longitudinal course of PTSD in civilian and veteran populations
  3. Report the risk factors for PTSD

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